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Church of England appoints its first woman bishop

Church of England appoints its first woman bishop

The Church of England appointed its first ever female bishop on Dec. 17, overturning centuries of tradition in a Church that has been deeply divided over the issue.

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Catholic Church in Australia links celibacy to abuse

The Catholic Church in Australia on Friday said that obligatory celibacy may have contributed to priests abusing children, and recommended that clergy should be given "psychosexual" training.

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Luxury car purchased for Turkey's top cleric

Luxury car purchased for Turkey's top cleric

A luxury vehicle has been purchased as the official car of Turkey's top cleric. The Diyanet said the vehicle cost 'much lower' than the reported 1 million Turkish Liras

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Pope's first day in Istanbul boosts hopes of 'unification'

Pope's first day in Istanbul boosts hopes of 'unification'

Like his predecessor, Pope Francis 'prayed' at the Blue Mosque, which was his first stop in Istanbul on Nov. 29, before boosting hopes of those who support the unification of the Roman Catholic Church and the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate

Comment(s) 11/29/2014

Devotion, defiance draw millions to Iraq pilgrimage

Devotion, defiance draw millions to Iraq pilgrimage

Millions of Shiite Muslim pilgrims defied the threat of jihadist attacks and thronged the Iraqi shrine city of Karbala for the climax of annual Arbaeen mourning rituals

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As it happened: Pope Francis in first day of historic visit to Turkey

As it happened: Pope Francis in first day of historic visit to Turkey

Here are the updates as they happened throughout the day that Pope Francis started his historic visit to Turkey

Comment(s) 11/28/2014

Secularism damages religious life in Turkey, says top religious body official

Secularism damages religious life in Turkey, says top religious body official

Globalization and secularism have 'changed and damaged' religious life, according to a Diyanet official

Comment(s) 12/10/2014

Istanbul’s Friday sermon focuses on lies, gossip via technological devices

Istanbul’s Friday sermon focuses on lies, gossip via technological devices

The Religious Affairs Directorate regrets the appearance of 'a lie and gossip sector'

Comment(s) 11/28/2014

‘Ecumenical Patriarchate title would elevate Turkey’s reputation’

‘Ecumenical Patriarchate title would elevate Turkey’s reputation’

The Turkish government can ‘only benefit from recognizing the ecumenical status of the Patriarchate’ a senior official from the Fener Orthodox Patriarchate says in an exclusive interview

Comment(s) 12/8/2014

Pope set to visit Turkey under security clampdown

Pope set to visit Turkey under security clampdown

Pope Francis is set to visit Turkey to meet with top officials and religious leaders under strict security measures

Comment(s) 11/27/2014

Pope prays for ‘peaceful coexistence’ in Turkey

Pope prays for ‘peaceful coexistence’ in Turkey

“May God continue to protect the Turkish people... so that they can build a place of peaceful coexistence,' Pope Francis said

Comment(s) 12/4/2014

In Turkey, Pope warns against fundamentalism, as Erdoğan slams 'double-standards'

In Turkey, Pope warns against fundamentalism, as Erdoğan slams 'double-standards'

In the first day of his historic visit, Pope Francis warned against 'fanaticism and fundamentalism,' while Turkish President Erdoğan slammed both Islamophobia and terrorism, as well as the 'double-standards' of the international community

Comment(s) 11/28/2014

Turkish lawmakers debate gay imams

Turkish lawmakers debate gay imams

A ruling AKP deputy’s remarks suggesting that gay people should be able to serve as imams has stirred a fresh cultural debate on Turkey’s heated political stage.

Comment(s) 12/3/2014

Five things to watch when Pope Francis visits Turkey

Five things to watch when Pope Francis visits Turkey

Pope Francis is expected to tread lightly during his three-day visit, sensitive to the delicate diplomatic tensions at play between Turkey and the international coalition fighting ISIL

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